A Place in the Sun is a British FreeForm/Channel 4 lifestyle programme about buying property abroad. It most often focuses on places in southern Europe, but in recent years has also featured a number of places in other areas of the world. It is usually presented by the former estate agent and model Amanda Lamb; other presenters have included Victoria Hollingsworth, Simone Bienne, Zilpah Hartley, Jasmine Harman and Jonnie Irwin.
Generally, each episode of the programme shows a couple looking at four selected properties in a particular area within a budget. Then the "house hunters" are given some time to discuss between themselves to decide on what house they are going to buy. They then go back to the presenter to tell them which house they want to buy. It normally ends with the presenter phoning the houses estate agent and placing the bid the "house hunters" want to place on that particular house. It was a response to the growth in Britons buying property abroad. It the last few years it has shown destinations as diverse as Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean and even Cape Verde.
Amanda Lamb takes Paul Murphy and Carol Sudlow from Taunton in Somerset to Venice, to find a holiday home on a budget of £410,000. The properties they see include: a central canal-side, traditionally-decorated Venetian apartment; a four-bedroom country farmhouse and pool; a Burano island house and a four-bedroom apartment by the beach on the Venice Lido.
Amanda Lamb helps a couple of City whiz kids with a budget of £45,000 to find a holiday cottage on Croatia's Dalmatian coast.
Amanda Lamb helps Lee and Rachel Miles from Bournemouth search for a home and a new life for their family near Granada, Spain.
Amanda Lamb gives Londoners Lalit and Sangita Saili guidance around the booming Marbella property market, where they have £250,000 to spend on a family holiday home with a pool.
Amanda Lamb helps a couple from Doncaster buy a house on Turkey's beautiful Turquoise Coast.
Amanda Lamb takes Michael and Lesley Swift from Dorset to Gran Canaria to find a holiday home with a pool.
Amanda Lamb takes Richard and his mum Suzanne to the Languedoc region in the South of France where Richard hopes to buy his mother a home with a garden close to the coast.
Sean Clarke and his Danish girlfriend Mette Wendler are moving from Birmingham to Perth, Western Australia and Amanda Lamb shows them properties within their budget.
Bored of their predictable lives in north London, police officer Shaun O'Gorman and his partner Fiona plan to move to the Caribbean Bay Islands, off the coast of Honduras.
Amanda Lamb takes a south London couple house hunting in Cape Town, South Africa to find a cool holiday living space that they can just lock up and leave.
Amanda Lamb revisits Norfolk builder Paul Bennett and his wife Deena who moved to France with their daughter to renovate a rundown property in the Lot region.
Amanda Lamb revisits Will and Linda Hammond from Chesterfield who had £50,000 to spend on a property in Extremadura, in rural southwest Spain. Have they managed to achieve their dream?
Amanda Lamb revisits Londoner Bob Camping who first appeared on the show with £300,000 to spend on a ski chalet in Chamonix, France.
Amanda Lamb revisits brothers Kevin and Adrian Hainsworth, who bought an amazing beachside home in Durban, South Africa. Amanda joins them to offer advice when the brothers admit they've failed to rent it out in the months they're not using it